Category Archives: Reading

5 Steps To Find Your Book’s Ideal Audience

There’s nothing quite like seeing a book with your name on it. The beautiful cover, the weight of it in your hands, the pages of your creativity bundled into a package for readers to enjoy. It sits o the shelf–maybe … Continue reading

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Introverts, Incredible Reviewers & Flawed Heroes

I know it’s only Tuesday, but what a crazy week! My kids are off school for exams, so I’m taking them to see the dentist, doctor and to get their eyes tested, plus I’m trying to finish all the necessary … Continue reading

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Prologue Done Right

I’ve read a lot of good books this year, but my favorite is Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray. I was so taken with that story that I picked up another of her books: Out of the Easy. At that … Continue reading

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Love YA? Visit YA Series Insiders!

Today Becca and I are wandering off the beaten track of writing to hop onto the path of YA reading. We are super excited to share with you a new group forming that is sure to become a wonderful and … Continue reading

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Need Online Exposure? Asking Bloggers For Help

Recently I posted a tip on Facebook regarding the wrong way to contact bloggers for exposure after being “cold call” emailed myself. The cliff note version is that a marketing person sent me a form letter asking for book exposure, … Continue reading

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Hand-Selling Your Book: How Savvy Are You?

Each year, I attend a 3-day conference for writers and readers called When Words Collide. This unique event had lectures on writing technique, publishing options and content that focused on the business of writing. Sessions run on everything from Quantum … Continue reading

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Book Reviews Matter: Thank You For Taking The Time

Before I became an author, I didn’t think too much about reviews or their impact. If I came across a book that really moved me I might write a review, but more likely I would go the word of mouth … Continue reading

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Book Signings That WOW

The idea of doing a book reading or author signing sort of terrifies me. I don’t know why this is, because I love writers–we share the same passions and interests. It’s great to chat with them at conferences, see what … Continue reading

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What Makes a Strong Author’s Visit—a Teacher’s Perspective

For all of us writing for kids, the Author Visit holds equal amounts of terror and excitement. Being there at ground zero, in the classroom or gym, up close with our audience…it’s adrenaline charging! But then the doubt and fear … Continue reading

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What I Read Last Year

Happy 2013, friends! You know, I’m not really a resolution kind of girl, but at the beginning of the year I do like to make professional goals and get organized. Ange and I have been hammering out a business plan … Continue reading

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